By Will Ross, Africa editor, BBC World Service

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead two students during protests in the capital, Kinshasa.

On Monday students at Kinshasa University held a demonstration calling for classes to resume as lecturers were on strike over pay.

It turned violent and one student was shot by the police.

When students learnt on Thursday the student had died, they started rioting on the campus.

The Congolese police confirmed that a second student was then shot dead.

A spokesman said 12 police officers were injured and buildings as well as vehicles were vandalised.

The BBC’s Poly Muzalia in Kinshasa sent some photos of the aftermath:

Burnt-out car at Kinshasa University, DR Congo
A burnt-out safe at Kinshasa University, DR Congo
Building burnt in demonstrations at Kinshasa University, DR Congo

On Friday morning police used tear gas and fired in the air to disperse an angry crowd of students.